Allan Hoffman enjoys the rhythm of island life, taking it easy, and drinking concoctions with little umbrellas in them. This island attitude of no worries was quickly thrown out the window when the time came to move out of the shadows of custom truck building and take his seat on the throne of show truck superiority. We presented Allan and his dad, Robert, a challenge at Showfest in Greenville last year to change a couple of things on the trick truck, and they took our suggestions to heart. Debuting at SEMA completed, we couldn't believe our eyes as the truck went from cool to "somebody help me pick my jaw off the ground" sick. Not just another lowered truck, Allan's GMC is now officially in the spotlight and the result of several talented people's dedication.
Tucked under each fender are Bonspeed Laguna wheels with 22x10-inch billets stuffed in the
The Oklahoma City native set out to build a truck unlike anyone had ever seen before and surrounded himself with a talented crew to pull off such an admirable task. First up on the modification list was the extensive bodywork needed to prep Allan's truck for amazing graphics and a new paint scheme. Delivering the truck to Todd's Custom and Collision in Tuttle, Oklahoma, the crew shaved the taillights, door handles, third brake light, firewall, and back cab wall, and they cut the bed floor. With Todd Boatwright behind the welder, Allan's truck was as smooth as a baby's bottom and now sported Caddy taillights and a Sir Michael's roll pan. Ready for a new look, Todd laid the white basecoat. The white truck looked nice, but Allan wanted more than an all-white truck and for that the rig was brought to Charles "the kid" Armstrong at his shop in Prescott, Arizona. While in Charles' possession the truck took on a whole new persona reflecting Allan's take it easy attitude. Airbrush and paint gun in hand, Charles applied amazing graphics using PPG and Xotic colors consisting of white, black, orange, yellow, red, blue, tan, and even color-changing pigments.
Throughout the GMC canvas are 120 insanely detailed Tiki figures airbrushed on every imaginable surface. Also painted onto the Sierra are real flames, bamboo, flowers, and three-dimensional tear-away graphics. Looking killer, the truck was then transported back to Oklahoma and dropped off at AutoTrendz in Oklahoma City where Jimmie, Derek, and Jeremy were assigned the responsibility of making the truck lay on the ground.
Starting with the fun job of body dropping the truck, the team removed 3-1/2 inches of unnecessary cab floor and cut the entire back half of the truck off of the frame. Filling the new frame void is an Elite Street Rods parallel four-link with Panhard bar using over-axle airbags for adjustment. Up front, Belltech drop spindles lowered the front using sweet tubular 'bag mounts, keeping the Chassis Tech airbags secure. Pneumatic suspension components consist of 1/2-inch stainless hard line, 1/2-inch GC valves, and two Viair 460C compressors. Stuffed under each fender are Bonspeed Laguna billet wheels measuring 20x8-1/2 inches up front and 22x10-inch billet hoops out back. Nitto 555 rubber wrap snugly around each billet beauty with 255/35ZR20 tires taking care of steering chores and 285/35ZR22 mounted for traction.